Afghan Suicide Bomb Kills 40

    An Afghan man, second right, slaughters a cow, as a others hold it during the Eid al-Adha festival in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Oct. 26, 2012. Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Adha by sacrificing sheep, goats, cows and camels to commemorate Prophet Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son, Ismail, on God's command. Eid al Adha is also known as Feast of Sacrifice. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

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    An estimated 40 people were killed Friday morning when a bomb detonated at a mosque in Faryab province during a prayer gathering marking the Muslim holiday Eid al-Adha. Over half of those killed are reportedly police, officials said. The Taliban is suspected to have carried out the attack. The bomber’s target appeared to be regional police chief Gen. Abdul Khaliq Aqsai, as the explosives were detonated as soon as he got in his vehicle. Aqsai survived the attack. The incident happened just before President Hamid Karzai repeated his call for the Taliban to join the government.

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